Amnesty International says Sri Lanka should not host November's Commonwealth heads of government meeting unless it stops "systematic violation of human rights".
The Canadian foreign minister tells Channel 4 News he is "appalled" the Commonwealth heads of government meeting will still take place in Sri Lanka despite concerns over human rights in the country.
The British government plans to deport 65 Sri Lankan nationals - mostly Tamil, and mostly failed asylum seekers - despite earlier admitting that at least 15 Tamils previously sent back were tortured.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay tells Channel 4 News that she is "deeply disturbed" by the shooting of a Sri Lankan journalist and calls on the Sri Lankan government to protect him.
Gunmen shoot and seriously wound a Sri Lankan investigative journalist, drawing the island's human rights record sharply back into focus.
The disturbing United Nations report on how it handled the final stages of Sri Lanka's civil war, goes to the heart of what the UN is for, writes Callum Macrae, director of Sri Lanka's Killing Fields.
Apple paid less than 2 per cent on its profits to the taxman outside the US, despite its overseas profits surging by more than 50 per cent, documents reveal.
Colombo sources tells Channel 4 News that an aircraft chartered by the British government to forcibly return failed Sri Lankan asylum-seekers has landed in the city.
Scores of Sri Lankans, due to have been deported from the UK on a government charter flight on Thursday afternoon, have had their removal orders overturned by high court judges.